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DOI/OSMRE RIN: 1029-AC04 Publication ID: Spring 2008 
Title: Placement of Excess Spoil 
Abstract: This rule will establish permit application requirements and review procedures for applications that propose to place excess spoil or coal mine waste from surface coal mining operations into waters of the United States. Among other things, it will require that mine operators minimize the creation of excess spoil and the adverse environmental impacts resulting from the construction of excess spoil fills. In addition, it will apply the buffer requirement to all waters of the United States, not just perennial and intermittent streams, clearly specify the activities to which that requirement does and does not apply, and revise the findings required for a variance from the buffer requirement to more closely track the underlying statutory provisions. 
Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 780    30 CFR 784    30 CFR 816    30 CFR 817   
Legal Authority: 30 USC 1201 et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/07/2004  69 FR 1036   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/08/2004    
Second NPRM  08/24/2007  72 FR 48890   
Other/Second NPRM Comment Period End  11/23/2007    
Final Action  11/00/2008    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Dennis Rice
Regulatory Analyst
Department of the Interior
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
MS 10, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20240
Phone:202 208-2829